Check out that yonder weed patch that sits right on the edge. This years moisture grew all kinds of stuff that is already going brown now that the rain and snow is gone on a daily bases.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Check out that yonder weed patch that sits right on the edge. This years moisture grew all kinds of stuff that is already going brown now that the rain and snow is gone on a daily bases.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Still sticking close to my end weight but moving up a few pounds with all the holiday BBQ and reunions and you know not paying attention as well as a person should.
The lovely Aunt also throws a loop or two in there.
Love Coconut oil dropped three pounds after starting taking some of my own home made chocolate treats once a day. Not sure why but who cares it was a good release of the pounds.
The garden is getting there. I have a rabbit that keeps eating all my lettuce so that is not too cool and something is going to have to be done so I can get some for myself.
Keep having and amazing summer. We are counting down the days to when our faraway Africa boy returns. Yippy can't wait.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Endocrinologists are so cool.
Lets add the fact that why I had gained during the last few years was in part because Little Guy had lived in a hospital for 7 months with me camping in a trailer in the parking lot away from my other 6 children and the hubby, two hours away to be exact. He had to be born 3 months early.
Lets add that I almost died, my hormones were screwed up, my kidneys had tried to shut down, the liver was whacked, so delivery was necessary and then me eating and eating, not what I would have cooked and ya trying to salve the stress somehow through the chocolates and sweets that release endorphins sending it to the brain to help calm the turmoil going on.
Then lets add Dr. statements like well if Jer lives he will go to school with a trach and a vent for the rest of his life, But there are no nurses who are willing to come relieve you ( we live very rurally located) so that you can sleep through the night as he needs 24 hours watch to keep the trachea from clogging. Uh if you don't sleep its hard to lose weight and usually you gain.
Well you get the craziness that would come from that kind of life. STRESSSSSSSSSS!
Talk about a Mom really feeling like she was up against a wall.
Then lets add the looming factor that diabetes is huge I mean huge in my household. We already have another member who is a maintainer and not on shots but someday it could happen. What about my other kids, will the way I feed them make them be even more susceptible to the genetic factors that are in their systems?
A diet of corn syrup, or high sugar containing food with no fibers and veggies the kind that school lunches are seemingly turning to more and more or the fast food that kids take as a that's how we eat now attitude. Celery what the heck is that? Just give me a biggy sized burger without the tomatoes or the lettuce out and make sure there is ketchup loaded with corn syrup too.
My kids think I am mean because we rarely buy pop only for camping. The veggies drawer is full all the time now. And I say if your hungry eat an apple or an egg that's boiled. Eating out is only if we are not at home or near home because we did not plan well and often times I pack lunches to go when we are not going to be near home.
Now you know why I want to keep the weight off and the foods healthy at all times along with the activity levels really high, its a matter of helping me feel good and staying in shape now.
Why study nutrition and the hows whys and whens are so important to me, cause I always have to figure out how to get the little guy to eat a veggie without knowing that he actually ate asparagus in disguised or strawberries blended in a smoothie that's secretive.
I question everything and make sure to test out all things with scepticism and want to know why and how it works on a cause affect level not just because you or the Doctor's says so.
Well the good news is the Jer little guy is finally hitting the chart, barley but he is making it. And me I am still maintaining a healthy set weight. Right at 140 lb still would love to maybe go down but it just does not seem to work that way for me. Besides when you stick in all the small jeans in your closet you gotta be happy and that's me. I hope your all having am amazing summer my garden is getting yummy green.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Well now that all the get done with the end of school programs and settling into lazy summer mornings and whip cracking get your job done afternoons I think I might have a handle on the summer. Ha who's kidding who! But at least I will keep trying.
Next post will be filled with the most wonderful dream come true green house. Who's dream, mine or the Hubbies, is a real toss up. Two days ago we had to turn our house heaters on it has been so cool thus the dream come true if we are ever going to slash the grocery bill for the summer.
Nightmare: our lower bottom of our farm is flooding from the spring run off that has not even hit peak yet. Its only done this two other times but this time its being a doosy since the river is cutting the banks where 100 year old trees have stood. A whole field of hay has been wiped out.
Thrilled: Far away mission boy will be home the first part of Aug. Has it really almost been two years wow how the time has flown. Most likely he will go far away again to school but at least we can call him and not have it cost us a fortune and we get to see him for a little while.
Computer mess: Technology is really cool but it sure can stress you when your dependent on its every feature. Our computer caught a virus and so all are hesitant to go into things. It has been fixed by experts. Its also overwhelmed since two of the chillens are doing extra school online to jump ahead.
Eating and Exercise: I have to pump it in to gear and start clocking the run miles since the far away boy has placed a challenge and has been running even with crappy old shoes and he says he wants me to do a 5K with him. Hard thing is the K boy always wants to go with me and he is not of long legs so we can't go to far before he gets sore and tired.
Eating is Divine: I love that Shakeology and I am sitting right on 140.0 again no matter what I do I can not go down on the scale and it also doesn't matter what I eat I pretty much bounce up and then go right back to that scale spot. But the gut is really getting tight and the skin is getting firm cause the muscle is stronger and stronger. AND THATS soooo nice. Have a great summer mine is feeling full full full, a photo gallery to come soon.
Monday, May 9, 2011
She always taught me healthy ways to eat but lots of stress that comes with Mommy years held her in the not able to lose weight area, but not anymore. I too have learned that I must watch when those Mommy stresses show up in my life that I am learning to not eat into them but instead face them head on and keep the green food there an kick that nasty stuff that gets me back to fat as far away as I can while I face the Mommy stress at hand whatever that may be.
For me Mothers day started off with a call to South Africa to talk with far away mission boy, priceless. Then the kids at home begging that we go eat the most carb,sugar filled meal of all since we just never ever go get chinese food "except on Mothers Day". When the heck did that become a tradition that I can't remeber being in place past yr 2008. Oh well I caved since if they cooked I would still have to clean up. I ate lots of brocoli beef and chicken with the bread picked off and salad salad salad. They promised that they would eat enough that they would never even need dinner that evening (hmm is that really healthy for kids?)
Home to take a nap that did not happen because instead the Pretty girl gave me a pedicure and a manicure with spring color to go on my nails. Then I watched as each of her brothers begged to have either thier nails or feet done. Even C boy begged but she would only do his if she could paint his toenails when she was done. He caved in and allowed her, I bet he has a bottle of hidden remover that he would not let on that he had because he is just smart like that or maybe crazy because these boys do things like light potaote booms with the stuff. I mean seriously on Fri. I came home from work to find 3 live fish in my bath tub. Muddy boots on the deck, at least they had changed the water in the field of the Alfalfa hay. Along with one really muddy dog that they were letting in the house. Pre Mothers day tears was the lot I had going on and then lets top it with a trip to the ER because C boy tried to be in a hurry and the lighter fluid explode up on to his face and chest with no shirt on, causeing 2 degree burns to lots of his skin and face.
Mommy stess at its fullest right there and we still had two days to go before celebrating the love that they should show thier Mother.
Finally the real Mothers day ended with me talking to that amazing Mom that I have, just before she went to bed.
I love you Mom alot!
Thanks JBS for a good moment to tell about being a Mother and honoring my very own mother.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
I can lose using Shakeology but I admit I was impatient so in comes HHCG diet again.
Making your mind be in control is such a crazy thing. I took a whole week getting back into the rules of the diet and not trying to pick up little bits of food here and there so I kept not doing the protocol correct. Its such a mental thing at times and you have to get past the fact that your being deprived of what? nothing, really because you have plenty of food and usually when you cheat your not even hungry you just want the food thing and so you take it. I stalled a lot.
I sat at 140 to 139. for a whole week THENNNNNNN. After popping back up to 140.0 one certain day I did the below plan.
So Experiment going into affect NOW with pump up plan.
April 12, 2011 Yesterday changed my eating plan to sub a SHAKEOLOGY meal in, kept the protein and then dropped the fruit. That was my dinner meal.
RESULTS: April 13, 2011 138.0 the scale says I dropped 2.4 pounds to 136. 8. The next day 1.2 pound drop.
April 20th Last day of drops ended 135.8
The last 10 days of a 20 day round this is how I worked it. I tried to see how I would lose if I subbed in the Shakeology as my meal replacement and took it at breakfast time along with still consuming the 100 grams of meat protein too, eating it a bit later in the day. I got to 135.8 Aunt flo stoped in at about a week into P3 dang I did not plan this well then on top of all that the flu ewwww. What a weekend by the 30th of April.
I used a CaliKicker:
I used it to get rid of a horrible sneezing from allergies in the air with a nice side benefit of dropping whole pound not even using HCG and kicking the sneeze to the gutter so to speak.
But I am not sure I like the cayenne in combo with the bottom end removal that your body has to deal with after lots of births, lots a weight and ya know sitting for two years holding a little guy trying to get him to grow and eat it's not helpful to a persons bottom end. Ok I hope you all are getting that I am talking about the thing truck drivers get that starts with a big H.
Things I like about this round:
I like that there is no hip fat left and its seems to be getting leaner as I pump up into fast running and the muscles in my legs are much much more defined now. Even the gut is getting a small very small six pack type look to it. Now if the lower gut where they cut the skin during my c-section would just tighten up a bit, not much just enough to not sag out so I could maybe wear a tankiny, at my house only though.
Is that vain?
Can I say it one more time I love SHAKEOLOGY and even the video that came with it is a gentle workout to move into after a round of loosing. Here's to the next part Phase 3 getting a really tight setting in my system. Here I come month of MAY and P3 without being sick or aunts visiting nor any more allergies.
Today I am 137.4 ekk a tiny bit up but I will get set back to the 135 spot really quick. I hope!
Friday, April 29, 2011
My charity run 10k up in smoke!
Only one draw back to having lost all my fat.
FREEZING when its cold and never being warm enough even when its balmy, which its not its snowing again.
Hubby is on an errand for Knorr broth in a package, yes for me.
Pizza for everyone else, the sound of that makes me double over and hold my tummy,
I should have known that I was not on top of the game the day before when I could not stop sneezing, the virus would just be getting started good. Thank goodness pretty girl can drive since the bus came and left them all this morn.
Jer woke up mad that I hadn't taken him to school, but that throne kept me hostage and we are not talking about the one with the marriage that was going on over there in the England.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
BMI is so important that they even did that study to see what affect it has on your brain. WOW believe me I am working to get mine down even more. If you want to go right to the study that Dr. Amens linked to click here. Mine is low but it really could be lower. I wonder how low it was when I was a teen. I do recall it back 4 years ago being at 39%. My Pretty girl's is 17% and she can eat like a horse. I right now have a 24.1% but back in Oct it was 22.8% and believe me I pay attention every day to the consumption in this body. A very good BMI for me at my age and height is 20-27%.
Below this study is a link here about kids and their calorie consumption and the affects it has later in life. Some days I can just feel really defeated over this when it comes to my little guy Jer. He has the hardest time consuming things like veggies or fruit. We can get small amounts of protein like steak and chicken and breaded fish in him once in a while but wow its a constant battle when you look at the calorie consumption of my other 6 kids. Now that I have Shakeology that he just loves I feel less defeated.
HEY would you want to try my shake cause let me just tell you its AMAZING compared to all the other protein carb mixes out there on the market.
Just click up there and it will link you to that cool site that makes it so you can get some too.
Did you ever wonder how a food breaks down in the gut and what it does to get you fed from that gut? Take a look at this spot here what a really good break down of why we need to avoid certain foods for certain reasons.
Or what about what might really be a starch in a food that you hadn't thought about look at a list here
How about the science as to why a gut can get sick here.
All this info has me really thinkin about how and why HCG worked for me and what the gut does in breaking down our foods.
What do you think?
Friday, April 15, 2011
I often talk about my Little Guy who will eat anything that has sugar in it with the form of candy and for sure chocolate but will not touch a fresh peach or a beet or even a casserole. One of his many issues is oral aversions and texture issues that we work with daily. Let me tell you there are bribes, and conditions, and kids that are not allowed to say they do not like something here at this house all in the name of getting Jer to eat. Thats why there is an ad up there about hating veggies. We can get him to drink veggies in that amazing shake called Shakeology these days.
taste of glucose on his tongue. Back there are two red spots that can send you to links about this practice.
Why? Well it was supposed to act in the exact same way as Morphine would, making it so that the procedure was not has hard to handle and not create an addiction to a drug like Morphine. Today thanks to an update from the Lighter Side of Low Carb via my facebook I got a very interesting update that is lengthy but really an eye opener to how affected we can get from sugar. Maybe you should take a look and draw your own conclusions to this article.
Is Sugar Toxic click to read or watch the video its all very enlightening.
After this I get even more bugged about the amount of corn syrup and maltodextrose (ie. the one that comes from corn) in his pedisure yep gotta get him to eat real food even more now.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I will let you know in about 10 days!
Work on, workout, keep moving and eating a good breakfast. I have eaten my apple or fruit I should say in the morning when doing HCG rounds so that I trip my metabolism and keep the body saying oh it might be smaller but its still food and gas in the early morning hours (get the drift).
Have a most spectacular day spring is in the air even if here in my valley we keep getting snow pelting every dang weekend.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Mom Response NO!!!!!! POP!!!!!!
The crazy part they are fighting over my morning SHAKEOLOGY all the time now. I guess I am going to have to share some with more then just little guy. 'The fave at our house is peanut butter and strawberry with the chocolate shakeology.
Have a super great day, gotta work my abs now.
Monday, March 28, 2011
My trial tests on Shakeology are first and formost was to see if the little guy would like it and he does. WIN thats how I feel about that because he is so picky that I often get stressed that he will not eat any veggies at all. Besides little brains neeeeed protein to be able to think and learn when its growing, along with some healthy fats believe it or not. Go watch the Doctors videos they are so informative wish I could add what my little guys doctors all said about it also.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Acerola is a fruit. It is rich in vitamin C, and also contains vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. People use it for medicine.
How does it work?
Acerola is used to treat or prevent scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency. Acerola is also used for preventing heart disease, “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis), blood clots, and cancer.
Some people use it to treat the common cold, pressure sores, bleeding in the eye(retinal hemorrhages), tooth decay, gum infections, depression, hay fever, and collagen disorders. Athletes use acerola for improving physical endurance.
The health benefits of acerola are due to its vitamin C content.
Source came from here.
Click to see one more point of veiw on Acerola fruit.
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Put that name in and see all that is said about it.
Click to see this point of view.
Many Pubmed studies have been done on cordyceps take a read here.
One more good ingrediant to look at check out info here.
This article tells what organs of the body that it can help and how good info to know read here.
What a super food we have here and one great omega source too. Check it out here.
Yep one more research info spot to review here.
Dr Oz: Best Snack: Inca Peanuts or Sacha Inchi Nuts
Dr Oz said that the best snack for weight loss are Inca Peanuts (also called Sacha Inchi Nuts) that come from Peru in the Andes Mountains. Inca Peanuts are high in omega 3′s and vitamin e, both of which fight off heart disease – plus it has lots of fiber. Dr Oz said that Sacha Inchi Nuts have 3 times the omega 3′s of walnuts and twice the fiber of walnuts
One cool prebiotic read here.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
I really like to pay attention to this girls success mostly because she is a diabetic and has been successful at making HCG work for her. Click here to go watch her video.
As for me this week I can really see that because I did not do a very good ending to the last round that I tried at Christmas time, well lets just say things are catching up to me. I also have had very crazy sporadic workouts, sick kids, busy at work and going to far away Dr, visits. but it will be ok I will be getting the weight back on track and under the control that I am used too this next week.
I really hate that lovely visitor Aunt Flo and the havoc that comes with her. I notice these days that I am ravaging hungry just before and it seems that I do not get filled up no matter what I eat.
One plus though is that this mystery drink I have been testing is really helping me and Jer be very very regular and for Jer that is a major plus. After seeing a huge panel of Doctors that follow his growth and mental capacity, weight, elimination and eye sight because of being born 3 months early we are getting a, he seems to be right on track, with the adjusted age that they use to do all these developmental measurements. The Hubby wished that he could have seen a lung Dr. that would give us a measurement but nope that was not one of the Doc's on the rotation this time. My favorite Doc is the one who has tons of experience of course because his very own son tested him in many ways and he told me if the only way to get my silly little guy to eat a piece of cheese is with chocolate on it go for it anything when he is this picky is better then nothing. Thank goodness he will take a vitamin these days so going without a few veggies is not hugely detrimental to his development. I told him about my super duper mystery drink that gets veggies into Jer without him realizing it and he said he had heard of it and to keep on using it that it was a great thing for growth of a little body with eating issues. It was salve to hear this Doc tell me that he thought I was doing a super good job with all the tricks that it takes to get Jer to eat even if I have to brush his teeth like crazy because he thinks drinking a powerpacked ( this means mystery drink, cream, yougurt, peanutbutter, spinach, fruit with no lumps that kind of thing) bottle all night is the only meal on certain days. He said believe it or not but kids with issues like Jers can really truly starve themselves if they didn't have Moms like me, yep made me feel pretty dang good after all.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Last week he had to have the oxygen on during the day now that he is older he usually only has to sleep with oxygen on at night. When he was 1 and a half years of age we were able to take the constant oxygen off during the day, so to have to be tethered again did not make him happy this week. He willingly let me do a shaker treatment so he could get the halter off his face for the rest of the day. This was the smile he gave me when I said we could take it off if he did a shaker treatment. That's about the happiest I had seen that face all week.
You know oxygen is something you just can not live without. It is amazing all that it does for your body. Here are a few links that enlighten the need for oxygen. The statement that is about oxygen in this first link is rather closer to the end of the video clip but there are so many good things to learn before you get there that please take the time to hear all of the comments that Dr. Oz makes here.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
This was about the only photo I could find of myself before using the HCG diet. It was the summer of 2009 before doing my HCG diet and getting my gut tight again. Notice my lovely fat face which is very thin now.
Monday, February 14, 2011
If you do the HCG way to lose make sure your committed to change forever. Well that's really how it is with anything that isn't part of your normal life style.
You will always, must always be aware and accountable for what goes into that mouth. You must always weigh whether its a good choice or a bad choice to make. Do you want that tiny second of sweet taste or the skinny jean look for a long time. Not paying attention can catch up on you so make sure your always watching your game plan and even reviewing the past plan that helped you to lose whatever plan that was.
Today I can wear my skinny jeans but I am 5 pounds up compared to Oct 2010. Even my fat percentage ratio BMI is up compared to October 2010 date measurement. Do I feel differently? Well not really, some days I can do a few more crunches and feel a bit tighter then the day before. There was this euphoric feeling that was around me when I first lost all the weight like that I was lighter and didn't take up as much space as in my past. Now my body has a more normal feeling like that its just how I am not more nor less just am. Some days I crave that light lose feeling that came as I lost but then I get reminded by someone usually the Hubby that I am so skinny compared to the past years of my life and I am still in a really good place.
So am I still wanting to be losing, well I have decided to do a reshaping round soon when all this crazy wrestling is over and I get to just stay home every evening and weekend. Is it my goal to lose more well only if my body wants to mostly I want a lower fat percentage reading because then that means my heart is really healthy and the body will follow that too.
Every day now I am working to tone and strengthen all my muscles, You know really they have to be toned daily to stay up to par and not get all saggy. The thing that is really good to learn before you ever start any kind of life style change is that you must be willing psychologically to really change all the eating around you along with willing to drag the family along also. What you the Mom create in the kitchen makes kids go into upheaval if you change the way you eat all of a sudden, instead of gradual small instigators over time. My boys like to have treat parties at our house that can just about kill me on the scale if I didn't keep up with lots of personal busy activity now that I have lost weight. You can't deprive kids of treats if that's what the comfort is to them so make sure your changes are small and gradual a plan that you can keep healthy around you always as you lose, strengthen, work out, or maintain what you have gained along this road of change that you make. Good advice for myself to take that's who this pep talk is really for anyway just glad if it helps you out their that might want a reminder along your path in life.
My Week last week:
Sick Hubby Mon, and Tue light at the end of tunnel on Wed.
Sick kids, all week just pick a turn take a turn. Sick Jer, means lots of steroid loaded breathing treatments and shaker machine to loosen that crap out of his lungs. I hate breathing that nasty stuff and its close to my face at times.
Mc broke submarine car real good trying to do the daily feeding animal chores ( saddest sobbing sounding boy ever, called me while finishing my bus riding job)
Had to buy new natural gas economical car, yippee it will only cost me 10.00$ to drive to far away Doctors now.
C boy broke his hand Tue, night. Xrays, all day at Doc's felt like, left one sick boy at Aunts house.
Made dash to see orthopedic hand doc to get special cast so C boy can still wrestle at State competitions. Had to drive 2.5 hours to get into Doc then the same miles back without the C boy who was now getting ready to do the tournament.
Friday, got Mc boy ready who went on winter scout camping called Klondike for first time, gotta make sure he wont freeze to death.
Left other recovering sick kids with Jo pretty girl, thank goodness she is a helper like no other.
Went to watch C boy take 4th in state in the 103 bracket as a freshman, the only one to reach that level that young too, with broken right hand AWESOME beyond belief ( he is not please because of course he wants the top spot but when you break your hand 3 days before its a bit handicapping).
Friday nice night alone with the Hubby, early Valentines Day, our own little party. Ate dinner at a Peruvian restaurant, tried an authentic drink, first carbonated drink in over a year and ate fried cream cheese wrapped in a shell that was kind of like a crepe or taco shell covered with carmel. So now I gotta get the muscles to burn that calorie load off like never before. Whew at least I survived last week. Before this dinner I stayed pretty close to a 500 cal diet except I ate larger protein portions, almonds, my mystery drink, and lots of good homegrown eggs that my boys take care of the Momma chickens. I even ate a few whole wheat sandwiches with peanut butter. I made me some dark chocolate crack and added nuts, dates, and berries to it to keep me accountable in the sweet category.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
BUT I DID IT and its more then I ever thought I would do in my life time.